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Lovin' Summer Key Lime Blonde Ale (L'Skeys Blonde)

168 calories 17.6 g 12 oz
Beer Stats
Method: All Grain
Style: Blonde Ale
Boil Time: 60 min
Batch Size: 11 gallons (fermentor volume)
Pre Boil Size: 13 gallons
Post Boil Size: 11.5 gallons
Pre Boil Gravity: 1.045 (recipe based estimate)
Efficiency: 80% (brew house)
Hop Utilization: 99%
Calories: 168 calories (Per 12oz)
Carbs: 17.6 g (Per 12oz)
Created Friday July 17th 2020
1.051
1.013
5.0%
23.8
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Fermentables
Amount Fermentable Cost PPG °L Bill %
8 lb American - Pilsner8 lb Pilsner 37 1.8 40%
8 lb United Kingdom - Maris Otter Pale8 lb Maris Otter Pale 38 3.75 40%
2 lb American - Vienna2 lb Vienna 35 4 10%
1 lb American - Victory1 lb Victory 34 28 5%
1 lb Rice Hulls1 lb Rice Hulls 0 0 5%
20 lbs / 0.00
 
Hops
Amount Variety Cost Type AA Use Time IBU Bill %
2 oz Northern Brewer - German Tettnang (3.5 AA)2 oz Northern Brewer - German Tettnang (3.5 AA) Hops Pellet 3.5 Boil 60 min 12.49 12.5%
1 oz Cascade (7 AA)1 oz Cascade (7 AA) Hops Pellet 7 Boil 10 min 4.53 6.3%
1 oz Rakau (10.5 AA)1 oz Rakau (10.5 AA) Hops Pellet 10.5 Boil 10 min 6.79 6.3%
3 oz Lime zest/peel3 oz Lime zest/peel Hops Fresh 0 Whirlpool 0 min 18.8%
0.50 lb Graham Cracker0.5 lb Graham Cracker Hops Fresh 0 Dry Hop 3 days 50%
1 oz Motueka (7 AA)1 oz Motueka (7 AA) Hops Pellet 7 Dry Hop 3 days 6.3%
16 oz / 0.00
 
Mash Guidelines
Amount Description Type Temp Time
6.25 gal Strike 152 °F 60 min
9.51 gal Sparge 168 °F 15 min
Starting Mash Thickness: 1.25 qt/lb
 
Other Ingredients
Amount Name Cost Type Use Time
3 lb Graham Crackers Flavor Mash 0 min.
6 each Key Lime Zest/Peel Flavor Whirlpool 0 min.
0.50 lb Graham Crackers Water Agt Primary 0 min.
1 each Lime Zest Tincture Water Agt Kegging 0 min.
1 each Vanilla Bean Tincture Water Agt Kegging 0 min.
 
Yeast
Wyeast - London Ale III 1318
Amount:
2 Each
Cost:
Attenuation (avg):
73%
Flocculation:
High
Optimum Temp:
64 - 74 °F
Starter:
No
Fermentation Temp:
60 °F
Pitch Rate:
0.35 (M cells / ml / ° P) 184 B cells required
0.00 Yeast Pitch Rate and Starter Calculator
Priming
CO2 Level: 2.2 Volumes
 
Target Water Profile
Balanced Profile
Ca+2 Mg+2 Na+ Cl- SO4-2 HCO3-
0 0 0 0 0 0
Mash Chemistry and Brewing Water Calculator
 
Notes

Add in 3lb of Graham Crackers (no preservatives) to the mash

At flameout add lime zest (peel would be easier to filter, use peeler and only take green) 2-3 limes (3-6 key limes)

Ferment at 60°F (16°C) for one week

Then allow temperature to free rise to 70°F (21°C)

Upon completion of fermentation (taste test before dry hopping), Add in 1/2 lb Graham Crackers (no preservatives) to Primary in hop bag, add dry hops direct and wait 2–3 days

Crash the beer to 35°F (2°C)

Then bottle or keg and carbonate to approximately 2.5 volumes of CO2.

Pull samples off and taste test with following to calculate potency before kegging:

For more lime flavor; at kegging add lime zest/peel soaked in vodka to taste; 6-8 key lime zest/peels to 2oz or 1/4 cup decent vodka; shake every other day (strain before adding)

Duplicate with two fresh Mexican vanilla beans; scrape inside and soak

(Lovely Summer Keys)


This was a solid brew, will brew again...maybe a touch more vanilla, maybe more lime, maybe a little more GC...overall really good, lots of good compliments

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